John Dickinson

John Dickinson


Founder of Financial Networking and Chief Corporate Development Officer of Gene Signal


John Dickinson, founder and owner of Financial Networking, provides financial and business advice to corporations primarily in start-up and change management phases.


This service includes profit improvement through the optimization of corporate resources and tax structure, evaluation of business plans, financial controls and reports, audits and the provision of recommendations. He is also the Financial and Corporate Development advisor to the CEO and founder of Gene Signal, a Swiss based biotech start-up corporation.

John is a senior financial executive with twenty seven years experience with international companies based in France, Switzerland and the United States.

Before founding Financial Networking, John Dickinson spent eleven years as VP and CFO of Galderma, one of the world's leading dermatology pharmaceutical companies. He also held various financially related positions in Clintec France, a pharmaceutical company, Spie Batignolles (engineering and general contracting division world wide) VP and CFO, and the El Paso group of companies specializing in natural gas transmission, in the USA, France and Algeria.

Previously, he spent ten years in public accounting with major international firms in the UK and France.

He is also an active member of the London based Non-Executive Director Special Interest Group and the Paris focus group for the promotion of Chartered Accountants as Non-Executive Directors.

John has been actively involved in the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards since 2007.

John has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 1968.

He is also bilingual in English and French. He lives near Paris, France and is married with three children.